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Instrumentation Technician
  • Job ID: 185
  • Department: Maintenance South
  • Work Schedule: Field
  • Salary Band: T19
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
  • Minimum Education: HS Diploma or GED
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Closing Date: Jun 11, 2023
  • Number of Openings: 2
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Individual Contributor
  • Location: Valdez
  • Facility: Maintenance South

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is recruiting Instrumentation technicians, with all levels of experience, who are excited about supporting and contributing to the overall reliable, safe, and efficient operation and maintenance of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and have a strong commitment to the following:

  • Alyeska’s safety and open work environment culture and behavioral expectations
  • Alyeska’s Operational Discipline behavioral expectations
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with others
  • Ability to Act with Discipline and integrity to do the right thing, for the right reasons, at the right time.
  • Ability to positively manage change.
  • Aptitude and patience to learn and adapt to changing software programs and policies in all aspects of employment.


  • Valdez - Alaska residency is preferred. Individuals living away from Valdez are responsible to report to their work location on time, and to report if required for unscheduled overtime. Valdez Technician positions are considered urban based, and costs associated with living in Valdez (housing, food, etc.) are at the employee’s expense.
  • Positions are non‐exempt, working a field schedule, working a 12‐hour workday; seven days on and seven days off.

BAND:  T-19



  • Technicians will participate in basic training that will provide an understanding of Alyeska’s technical systems and business processes and what it is like to be a technician on the Trans Alaskan Pipeline (TAPS).  After basic training, individuals will be placed into their initial job assignments and begin the technician progression program.
  • Alyeska Pipeline has a formal progression program that allows technicians to advance to different technician levels over time. The progression program includes performance objectives and specific developmental goals, all within the established program timeline (which includes milestones and testing for completion).  A mentor will also be provided to help guide the individual through the program.

The Technician will be accountable for the following duties:

  • Complete a developmental plan within the set timeline
  • Meet applicable Operator Qualification requirements
  • Complete redlines on drawings, procedures and other documents as needed
  • Acquire overall system knowledge and how the systems interface with one another
  • Operate fire detection, suppression, and control systems
  • Work in adverse winter weather conditions
  • Work with various forms of industrial based software
  • Communicate via phone and radio during plant upset and emergency response conditions
  • Maintain documentation, such as logbooks, work orders, preventative maintenance tasks, and calibration data to ensure compliance with written guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Perform energy isolation of equipment and systems for major and minor maintenance
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Alyeska work permit system to safely control work processes
  • Perform all work in full compliance with the APSC Health, Safety and Environmental protection requirements, including full participation in the behavior-based safety system
  • Perform assigned tasks in response to emergencies

 Additional responsibilities for the specific Technician roles may include:

Maintenance, Instrumentation:

  • ISA or NICET Certification
  • Proficiency in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) operation, maintenance, and programming
  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Able to read, modify and install hardware and software components
  • Metering of hydrocarbon liquids, tankage measurements
  • Able to install and test fiber optic cables, coaxial wires, and Ethernet networks in support of plant telecommunications systems
  • Possess an understanding of process instruments such as, temperature, pressure, flow, level, PH. This understanding should include selection, installation, calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of instruments and process control.
  • Able to perform preventative maintenance, rebuild, and calibration of hydraulic, electric, and pneumatic flow control valves.
  • Ability to learn and understand process systems and to communicate with operations personnel to ensure systems are operating as designed

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of technical work experience in maintenance technical disciplines. Technical industrial education at a college/university or trade school in directly related fields may be substituted for the required experience
  • Good communication skills with the ability to read and implement information from technical documents, document work, take notes and provide technical and detailed information to others in a clear and concise manner
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Able to use computer systems and common applications such as Microsoft Office and computerized maintenance systems 


  • Valdez residency is preferred
  • Prior experience working on medium voltage generation, distribution and electrical systems in an industrial setting
  • Experience in writing procedures and creating and maintaining records, including maintenance records and work logs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with a computerized maintenance management system
  • Experience in using multi‐step procedures for complex tasks
  • Experience working in an industrial facility
  • Experience in a technical trade
  • Experience working extended work schedules
  • Experienced in reading and understanding technical drawings
  • Experience working in a strong safety culture, including experience in a behavior-based safety system

Position Description:

The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. This role involves ensuring the accurate measurement and control of variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, and other process parameters. The Instrumentation Technician works closely with engineers, operators, and maintenance teams to ensure the smooth operation of equipment and systems.


  • Ability to read and interpret single and three-line drawings, schematics, logic diagrams, P&ID, and wiring diagrams
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair flow, temperature, level, and pressure instrument loops
  • Ability to operate or maintain process equipment such as generators, transformers, motors, variable speed drives, motor‐operated valves (MOV), berth loading equipment, and process equipment (such as ballast water treatment, power generation, etc.)
  • Skills as needed to maintain dedicated steam boiler power plant and power distribution system. Systems may include boilers, turbines, incinerators, and compressors
  • Marine and land-based oil spill prevention and response


  • Act with Discipline
  • Be prepared to work and arrive to work rested. Complete all pre-job planning steps. Complete all training and qualifications. Follow all required processes and procedures and use the right tools for the job. Complete all post-work activities.
  • Take a System View
  • Assess how a task can impact others, seek input, and make all necessary notifications.
  • Make Sound Decision
  • Involve the right people at the right time. Identify if conditions change and act accordingly.
  • Learn, Improve, Innovate
  • No task on TAPS is routine; be alert to emerging risks.  Communicate hazards and share lessons learned from past experiences
  • Speak Up, Step Up
  • Alyeska fully supports the authority of every TAPS worker to speak up, take action, and stop work, regardless of role or responsibility. Participate in developing and implementing solutions.


  • Employment with Alyeska is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation and, in some cases, a Physical Fitness Test and Medical Exam specific to the role for which you are applying. Alyeska also requires pre-employment urinalysis drug testing for all positions. A positive drug test makes you ineligible for employment with Alyeska and on TAPS. 

  • Please note, Alyeska does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the drug testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).


  • Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


  • The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below. The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.